One of my most exquisite techniques in painting and drawing is working with pastels. The pure pigment, its magnificent light and being able to use my fingers as a work tool, among other tools, among other qualities, have contributed to the strong rebirth of this technique.
Since 2006, I have worked mainly with pastels, trying to deepen not only into the technical aspects, but looking for my aesthetic concepts, as well as beauty, passion, air, eternity, limit, life and earth are seen reflected with poetry and soft exquisiteness. I believe that the theme in my work ends up being an excuse, a door through which the viewer enters into a world of subtleties, shadows and spaces that open to a different world, a world with its own fragrance.
Jan L. Roppo has loved creating art ever since she could hold a crayon. She majored in Fine Arts at Ohio State University. Jan says that she enjoys non-representational art because it is an effective way to express thoughts and feelings non-verbally, and also because it allows the viewer the opportunity to interpret each piece in their own individual way.
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where I was first publicly recognized as an artist at the early age of 14. A citizen of the United States for 35 years, I reside in South Florida with my family. South Florida inspires me through its diverse culture, tropical climate and array of available medium to draw upon for my artistic creations. I have worked with many genres, mediums and materials over the years in creating my canvases, murals, furniture, faux finishes, wood graining and array of artistic projects
Photography is my passion. I love to mirror the reality from my point of view adding a touch of elegance, simplicity and color. Portraying people, capturing vibes and richness in color are some of the reasons I love doing what I do.